17th Annual Luncheon Celebration: Reemerge. Recommit. Reimagine.

Wednesday, November 16 • 12:00 to 1:30 PM • Benton Convention Center

Celebrate the Power of Collective Giving

Together, we celebrated the power of women’s collective giving and continued to take action to ensure all local women and girls have the resources and opportunity to chase their dreams and lead prosperous lives. Over the past few years, we all have endured significant challenges. Yet through it all, we’ve seen steadfast volunteerism, civic engagement, and philanthropy. Our members, volunteers, and grantees are engaged, showing up in our work stronger than ever, and eager to serve the needs of our community more deeply.

After two years of celebrating virtually, we were thrilled to be able to gather in person on November 16th, 2022! Through the power of collective giving made possible by our incredible members, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded ten grants at our Seventeenth Annual Luncheon Celebration. With a mission to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County, The Women's Fund surpassed $2 million in grant support to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in our communities.

Watch the video below to learn more about The Fund and our impact.

Congrats to this year's Grant Recipients:

  • Anuli Pregnancy Center: $12,500 to provide baby items, resources and educational workshops for new and expecting mothers
  • Bethesda Center for the Homeless: $15,000 to provide emergency and supportive services to women who are homeless
  • Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina: $15,000 to support domestic violence survivors in evaluating their needs and barriers and connecting them to community resources
  • City with Dwellings: $15,000 to support a peer support program for women experiencing homelessness
  • Dress for Success Winston-Salem: $9,000 for a coaching and mentoring program for women
  • Eliza's Helping Hands, Inc: $15,000 to provide holistic support, counseling, educational workshops, and enrichment activities for girls to improve social, emotional, and career opportunities
  • Financial Pathways of the Piedmont: $12,500 for a matched savings program and individualized financial counseling, coaching and education
  • LEAD Girls of NC: $15,000 to support programs designed to help middle and high school girls develop critical social and emotional skills
  • Mi Casa: $15,000 to provide education, advocacy and outreach services for local Spanish-speaking communities
  • Neighborhood's Hands: $15,000 to provide tutoring, mentoring, educational workshops, and health and wellness activities for girls of color to improve confidence and emotional well-being

Thank You to Our 2022 Corporate & Individual Sponsors

Gold Partner SponsorS

Forsyth Magazines
Qué Pasa Media
Winston-Salem State University / WSSU Foundation

Silver Community Sponsors

The Chronicle
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
Trellis Supportive Care
Truliant Federal Credit Union

Bronze Sponsors

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Summit School
Wildfire, LLC
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Tribute Gifts

Each year, members and community friends make generous gifts in tribute of those who have most influenced or touched their lives. Gifts in honor or memory of a friend or family member are an important way to support The Women's Fund with donations that help improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County. Below are the names of individuals who have made tribute gifts of $50 or more to The Women's Fund from October 2021 through October 2022.

Honorary Tributes

Anonymous in honor of Jane Arens

Anonymous in honor of Tree Bright

Betty A. Alexander in honor of Dr. Leila L. Vickers, Gwenn S. Clements, and Mildred S. Wood

Deborah L. Best in honor of Tree Bright

Elizabeth A. Booke in honor of Tree Bright

Richard A. Brenner in honor of Mary Jamis

Stephanie T. Brooks in honor of Evelyn Teague

Stephanie Brown in honor of Rebecca Brown

Michelle M. Cook in honor of Katherine Broadhurst, Barbara Cassidy, Linda Davis, Regena Pasterczyk, Cynthia Skaar, Sue Stephens

Jane H. Dean in honor of Tree Bright

M. S. Dobyns in honor of Tess Kennedy

Julie A. Freischlag in honor of Maisey Roethle and Zoe Roethle

Mary Gendernalik-Cooper in honor of Andrea Hulighan

Louise Hamer in honor of Jane Arens and Dave Hoffman

Virginia C. Hendricks in honor of Claire Christopher

Kimberly K. Mann in honor of Lisa Purcell

Linda McGalliard in honor of Emily Rostlund

Judson J. Milam in honor of Anita Bain

Lynn Parsley in honor of Kathy Ausen and Stephanie Lovett

Elizabeth C. Perry in honor of Tree Bright

Karen Pranikoff in honor of Eli Fine

Lisa P. Purcell in honor of Andrea Hulighan and Lori Fuller

Margaret Scales in honor of Mary Jamis and Tree Bright

Kenneth P. Sommerkamp in honor of Tree Bright

Wanda V. Starke in honor of Dr. Velma Watts

Mary Craig Tennille in honor of Janie Wilson and Tree Bright

Memorial Tributes

Peggy C. Carter in memory of Donna Lambeth

Phyllis H. Dunning in memory of Donna Lambeth

Ellen Gurganus in memory of Dr. Robert Lee Sprinkle, Jr.

Anne Garvey in memory of Marian Garvey

Mary Jamis in memory of Katherine Jamis and Devora Ascott Black

Emily H. Parker in memory of Anita Bain

Ravenscroft School in memory of Kay Bagiatis Jamis

Carrena S. Sherrill in memory of Janice J. Sherrill

Dana L. Stallings in memory of Lea H. Loftis

Mary Lynn Wigodsky in memory of Dr. Sharee Fowler's father

Nancy N. Young in memory of Mildred H. Neal and Ann Ring

In Memory of Senator Linda Garrou

The following donors made a tribute gift in memory of Senator Linda Garrou, a long-time supporter of The Women’s Fund and its mission.

Sandra P. Adams

Louise Z. Austell

Valerie Balestrieri

Janice Bennett

Margaret Bowles

James D. Branch

Michael Brenner

Richard W. Brewster

Dan Broden

John W. Burress

Scott E. Cawood

W. K. Chalk

Locke T. Clifford

Club of Twenty Gardens

Barry L. Cook

Anne P. Copenhaver

Phyllis S. Cowell

John S. Dallas

Rosena F. Dillard

S. M. Doughton

James W. Douglas

Thomas S. Douglas

John J. Doyle

Charles H. Duckett

Phyllis H. Dunning

Timothy C. Ebert

Ego Hour Hair Designers

James L. Einstein

Lynn B. Eisenberg

Stuart Fine

Paul Fulton

Nella P. Fulton

Elizabeth S. Fultz

Albert Garrou

Bette W. Glance Trust

Jane M. Goodrum

W. P. Grantham

Murray C. Greason

F. B. Hanes

Tommy L. Hickman

Martha M. Higginbotham

James B. Hunt

Frederic Kahl

Brent Kolb

Robert H. Lassiter

Anthony T. Lathrop

Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate

Susan W. Mann

James E. Martin

Martha Y. Martinat

Jean McLaughlin

Judson J. Milam

Andrew Murphy

Tammy O'Kelley

Graydon O. Pleasants

C. E. Pleasants

Karen Pranikoff

George A. Ragland

James L. Rakestraw

REACH Women's Network

Silvia Robles

John D. Royster

Alan Rubin

John L. Ruffin

Rachel Scheff

John L. Schultz

Sara C. Smith

Kathryn D. Snavely

Frederick P. Spach

Becky and Andrea Sternal

Daniel R. Taylor

Kellon Tippett

Eleanor J. Vance

Frances M. Vaughn

Ruth Westheimer

John C. Whitaker

Anne G. Wilson

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